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Spirit

I will post my thoughts of Spirit here, as for some this is uncomfortable territory. See the list of Subpages to the right and feel free to comment on each.

Namaste,

Stephen

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1. srdill - May 12, 2008

I started reading (OK, actually listening to) John Gray’s “Practical Miracles for Mars and Venus” (http://tinyurl.com/43mz2n) thinking it was more about relationships between the genders. Turns out it is all about how to align with Source to bring about all that you can imagine. Who knew that John Gray was a monk and spent decades meditating?

Long, thorough background and context passages make this a challenge, but it would appear he has developed a shortcut system for enlightenment. More as I complete the book.

2. srdill - June 15, 2008

Excerpt: Eric Butterworth,
“The Concentric Perspective, What’s In It From Me?”

Life’s meaning is not to be found out there in relationships or jobs or baubles. Life is something something one releases from within. It is purely concentric. When you know who you are with an awareness of life flowing forth abundantly through you, then you put meaning into your work, give meaning to experiences, and derive meaning from relationships by the giving attitude in which you meet them.

How important is the need to alter the tendency toward dealing with life as an exterior acquisition, rather than as an interior unfoldment. What is called for is a very simple and basic orientation: Think “give” instead of “get”!

[…] Preachers have talked of returning a portion of one’s income to God, which skirts the issue by dealing with an anemic God of the skies, who bargains with us for a giving return. The activity of God, like the water in the faucet, is a giving flow. There is no way you can turn it back unto itself. The creative flow, again like the water in the faucet, ceaselessly longs to flow forth. True giving is giving way, letting God’s kingdom come, God’s will be done in earth as it is in heaven. It is letting God use you as a channel to pour forth.

3. srdill - June 15, 2008

Excerpt: Richard & Mary-Alice JaFolla,
“The Quest, A Journey of Spiritual Rediscovery”

ALL IS RIGHT

“Are you in need of physical healing, friend? Speak to the organs, tissues, and cells of your body, praising and encouraging them with words and feelings and thoughts of radiant life. See them shouting for joy, eager to do your bidding of health and wholeness. Your body loves to hear the truth about itself, which is that it has power to resurrect its cells and become filled with new life.

Secondly, work at becoming aware that you have the ability to change any pattern that is not part of God’s will for you, and that this awareness in itself is enough to call forth the healing forces within each cell. If you do not have this awareness, pray for it.

When all is said and done, the essence of healing is the simple awareness, the joyful expectation of only good, the unwavering feeling that, in spite of any apparent condition, everything—everything—is all right!”

4. Deb Scott - September 23, 2008

June 15, life’s meaning…I ponder that question as well.

I can only respond by telling you what I believe, maybe you will agree maybe not, but from all these posts on the Internet I believe you are seeking words to comfort you, to give peace or solitude. or maybe you just like to think and share your thoughts with everyone on the Internet?

People are people and if we think that we are different or that one is better than another because of success, power or money then we have problems. life is far to short to read into situation’s, one needs to be creative with their thinking and have a sense of humor. I also believe that one needs to be in tune with nature. And spend time daily reflecting on its beauty and energy. Even if its a walk in the park, or getting sand between your toes at the shore, or hiking through the woods just to watch deer in a clearing. too much work and not enough time spend enjoying life and all that god has given us will drain our bodies and spirit. We will awaken old, and regret of the life that we lived. One must appreciate daily all that God has given us.

5. Stephen Dill - October 22, 2009

What if we got it all wrong?

Emmet Fox wrote ”We know that we live in a mental world, and to know this is the key to life. If children could be taught only one thing they should be taught that this is a mental world. I would let all other things go and teach them this.”

This stops me every time I read it. Imagine how our lives would be different if we believed and leveraged what Napolean Hill (“Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.”), W. Clement Stone (“All personal achievement starts in the mind of the individual. Your personal achievement starts in your mind. The first step is to know exactly what your problem, goal or desire is.”), Buddha (“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.”), and so many more have told us!

What if we conjured up illness and over hundreds of years we now all accept it, and in doing so bring it about and get sick? What if we can live to 120 with all our strength and faculties? Think of how many people hold themselves back because they believed it when someone said it is hard to learn other languages? It’s hard to manage our weight? There is no way humans can run a mile in four minutes or less. Oh, wait, we found out the truth of that, didn’t we?

Skeptics abound, but I keep coming back to all the disparate proof points that indicate that we are where we are because of mass consciousness – huge numbers of people allowing “cold and flu season” to go into their ears, and from their into their thoughts, and from there becoming a belief and an expectation.

I am reminded of a wonderful little book called “Hung By The Tongue” which starts, “To control your mouth, you must control your mind.” There’s that mental world again!

Stephen Dill

6. Doug - October 22, 2009

“Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.” ~ Einstein

Those assumptions we most take for granted are exactly those we need to look at the closest IMHO.


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